This Tour Includes FREE SF Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off*
This was an EXCELLENT tour! The tour guide was knowledgeable and very personable. I highly recommend it!
Our drivers Sam and Eric were awesome, explaining everything that was to happen ahead of time. Sam was very personable and knowledgeable about Yosemite National Park, which allowed us to appreciate so much about this national treasure. The price was a little steep, but considering that it came with transportation and a talented tour guide, I would definitely recommend it to those who are in town and looking for memorable experiences! We were picked up right at the connecting hotel which was a brief walk from our hotel and when we ran into a traffic jam along the way, our driver knew how to skirt the traffic to keep the fun continuing! You have to see Yosemite Valley, El Capitan, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Fall, and so much more. You have to hear stories like Alex Honnold (from Sacramento, CA) climbing El Capitan without ropes and clips in hours, with only a chalk bag and climbers gripping shoes! Come prepared with a light jacket and dress in layers because the temps can vary.
great tour guide, he is very friendly, supportive, and informative. I like the tour a lot.
This was a long day as you get picked up at 7am and are back by 8/9pm BUT we thoroughly enjoyed our day! Seamus, our tour guide, was friendly and always ready with some interesting facts. He made the tour that much better. We were also blessed with unusually beautiful weather for winter.
This one-day trip to Yosemite was better that expected. Our driver Sam was punctual and exuberant. She commentated on the places we passed on our way to Yosemite and gave a brief history of the gold rush, which kept us awake! The coach afforded comfortable seating which made the 4-hour journey seem shorter and enjoyable. I must say that we made the right decision to take this 1-day trip even though we were pressed for time. The only "gripe" we have is that we didn't get to see the beautiful glaciers we heard about.
Really good trip. Very informative guide. Considerate and calm when someone felt sick on a windy mountain road. Exhausting but super day trip.
I really enjoyed the trip just wish we had more time at the park.
My day trip to Yosemite national park was definitely worth it. Jacine, our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the park and the surrounding areas. She was a safe a driver and gave us ample time to wonder around on our own. The day was long but is to be expected considering how big the park is. It was absolutely a must-see especially if you don't have a lot of time and can't spread it over a few days. Thank you!
5 Stars! Great. Really appreciated the ride with Mike - great guide and very helpful.
Enjoyed the Yosemite One Day Trip. Missed the Bridal Veil Waterfall though.
Due to the amount of things to visit in the park it is a little short, but for such a long trip you can not ask for more. The guide was very good and knowledgeable. Very gentle and had good will. If you love nature, I definitely recommend it.
Yosemite Day Trip -
By Small Group Mini Coach!
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You'll need a full day to experience the beauty of this magnificent National Park known for its huge granite domes, expansive valley, great waterfalls and majestic forests.
This is a small group tour by minicoach which offers more time in the park (5 -6 hours) and greater flexibility than large bus tours. In a small van you'll see places in the park that the large buses can't reach!
Upon early morning pickup between 6:15-7am, this tour takes you east across the Oakland Bay Bridge with stunning views of the San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz Island, Fisherman's Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Next you'll pass through the Central Valley where much of our country’s agriculture is grown. There's a stop at a fruit stand to enjoy local produce! After this quick rest stop the van begins winding up through the foothills of the Sierra Nevada and into the mountains where you'll see the California Gold Country and the 49ers gold rush town of Groveland (alternative route maybe used during winter and heavy weather days).
Then it's on to Yosemite National Park, often referred to as one of America’s national treasures.
There is a one hour narrated tour with all the highlights of the park including the 2,425-foot Yosemite Falls*, the highest fall in North America and Bridalveil Fall*, often the first watefall you will see when entering the Park, (*note: Yosemite Falls & Bridalveil Fall do not flow between early to mid August until first winter / early spring rain), the granite building blocks of the Sierra Nevada: El Capitan, Cathedral Rock, Three Brothers, Royal Arches, Half Dome and Clouds Rest. and the breathtaking Inspiration Point, 4,500 feet above sea level.
After the tour the minicoach will stop for the afternoon in Yosemite Village where there are a variety of options for lunch (not included). After eating you will have 3-4 hours of free time to explore the valley as you choose: walk to the base of Yosemite Falls*, check out the Visitor Center, visit the Ansel Adams Gallery, stop in at the Majestice Yosemite Hotel, or bike or hike the trails that originate from the valley.
This one day tour will focus on the rock formations and waterfalls in the Yosemite Valley. The majestic beauty of the park is world famous. There will be many amazing photo opportunites! On the drive back to the city we drive through the Merced River corridor along the Beautiful Merced River. A fantastic sunset on the way back to the Bay Area completes your day.
This is a small group tour, biodiesel minicoaches accommodate up to 33 passengers. Minicoaches have air conditioning and will make regular rest stops.
Tours include entry fees, hotel pickup and drop off at many hotels. Driving route subject to change without prior notice.
*IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT HOTEL PICK UP
Free hotel pick up & drop off from the below San Francisco hotels:
6:20am Sheraton at Fisherman's Wharf, 2601 Mason St.
6:35am Le Meridian, 333 Battery St.
6:50am Marriott San Francisco - Union Square, 480 Sutter St.
7:10am Holiday Inn - Civic Center, 50 - 8th Street
Sorry, no pick up from airport hotels.
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Within 24 hours (typically less) you will receive your confirmation number/eticket by email from the tour operator. If you are unable to receive email: On the final screen titled "Checkout - Finish" you will be given your tour operator's phone number and address; You MUST call the tour operator to get your confirmation number and pick up time from your hotel (please allow one hour before calling).
If you do not have access to a printer, providing the confirmation number is adequate.
You MUST reconfirm your tour and hotel pick up time at least 24 hrs in advance of tour departure time.
PLEASE NOTE: Your credit card is NOT charged and your tour is NOT confirmed until a confirmation number has been issued by the tour operator.
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This Tour Includes FREE SF Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off*
- This Tour Includes FREE SF Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off*
- Meals and gratuities not included.
- 14-15 hours (including time for hotel pick-up and drop-off)
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